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Sultan dedicates Dhs2.5m for libraries
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the allocation of Dhs2.5 million to purchase books from participating publishers at the ongoing edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, SCRF 2018. The books to be purchased will be selected from the latest publications at the SCRF, and will be selected from the collections of 134 publishers hailing
 
 
Ajman Ruler opens new Dhs200 million CUCA campus
AJMAN: The new campus of City University College of Ajman (CUCA), completed at an estimated cost of Dhs200 million, was on Wednesday inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council, in Al Tallah, Ajman. Sheikh Humaid toured the campus’s facilities, including the state-of-the-art classrooms, computer and media labs, students’ centre, TV Studio, library and
   
Dubai rent and school fees show 10-15% decrease
DUBAI: Edarabia, in collaboration with Bayut.com, has released its much-awaited findings on Dubai School Fees vs. Rent for Q1 2018. The report reveals that Nad Al Sheba, Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), and Al Sufouh are the top three areas where school fees are most expensive, with average annual fees of up to Dhs 65,152 for all year groups. On the other hand, schools located in Deira, Al Qusais / Muhaisnah, and Al Karama; offer
 
 
Ajman Police reunite special needs teen with family
AJMAN: A 17-year-old special needs boy was safely returned to his family as he was seen roaming without a guardian in the play area of a mall in Ajman. The police was then informed that the boy seemed to be lost. According to Lt Colonel Ghaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, Director of Al Nuaimia police station, on being reported about his whereabouts, a police team arrived at the mall and noted that the boy seemed to have been left unattended
   
Knowledge without Borders stokes youngsters’ creativity
SHARJAH: Knowledge without Borders (KwB), a Sharjah-based cultural initiative dedicated to fostering a culture of reading in the Emirati society, is participating with a diverse package of educational events, entertainment activities and workshops, in the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SRCF 2018), which runs until April 28. KwB’s participation aims to elevate its prominence on the local cultural landscape, as it continues it
 
 
Sharjah Sustainability Award winners to be named today
SHARJAH: The closing ceremony of the 6th round of Sharjah Sustainability Award (SSA) organised by EPAA will take place today. The winners of SSA for Green Schools and Green Colleges will be announced at Al Qasimia University Theatre in the presence of Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, EPAA Chairperson. Also present will be members of the jury and participants of SSA, environmentalists, specialists and actors who closely work with issues of
   
Teen admits groping sleeping woman
DUBAI: A teen who snuck inside a building’s reception to grope a Filipina accountant after realising she had fallen asleep, confessed in court on Wednesday. The 19-year-old unemployed Asian was charged with breaching the modesty of the Filipina, 38, inside a building in Al Qusais at around 3:25pm on Mar.19, as per her complaint in records. He confessed to the charge and explained what he did. Prosecutors demanded the toughest
 
 
UAE sports body hails federal law
ABU DHABI: Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Sports has termed “ historic” the federal law approved today by the UAE Cabinet to allow all UAE residents, regardless of their nationalities, to participate in national sports competitions held in the country. “The law translates the message of tolerance, peaceful
   
Guard gets life term over grisly murder
DUBAI: A building’s new watchman who stabbed a woman 66 times for treating him with contempt must spend 27 years behind bars, the Appeals Court upheld on Wednesday. The Asian watchman, 24, who had joined work a week ago, struck the Filipina ex-maid’s chest, stomach and neck inside her apartment in the International City’s English Cluster on Feb.18.2016. The Criminal Court sentenced him to 25 years in jail plus deportation over
 
 
Woman brings 1,330 narcotic tablets, caught
ABU DHABI: The Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday charged an Asian woman with importing psychotropic substances from abroad amounting to 1,330 tablets of “Pregabaline”. The case has been adjourned to May 30. The accused was caught at the Abu Dhabi Airport, after the customs inspector detected psychotropic substances in her baggage. She was reportedly coming from her homeland. The inspector found 580 tablets of Pregabaline
   
AD Prosecution probes ‘Happiness Executive’ case
ABU DHABI: The Public Prosecution Office of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) summoned on Wednesday a government official to clarify the issue of appointing a less than eight-month old baby boy to a, ‘Happiness Executive’ role. The general prosecution said in a statement that the footage, which went viral on the social media, indicates that the baby has been appointed in an ‘entertainment’ position and it sees the need to,
 
 
Dubai Ladies Club to host charity exhibition
DUBAI: Dubai Ladies Club is set to host its fifth and largest annual charity fashion exhibition, ‘Designs of Hope’, which will take place this year as a bridal edition from May 2 - 7, 2018. The event is being held under the patronage of Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Ladies Club and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs
   
Dubai Police launch Child Protection Oasis
DUBAI: Dubai Police inaugurated a special interrogation centre for children who are victims of violence and abuse, “Child Protection Oasis,” at the General Directorate of Human Rights on Wednesday. The allocation of an oasis for child protection is part of the overall efforts of Dubai Police in the care and protection of children. This initiative is complementary to other initiatives provided by the Dubai Police for children.
 
 
Sharjah Municipality holds first ‘engineering forum’
SHARJAH: Sharjah Muncipality has organised yesterday its first engineering forum. The forum discussed various issues pertaining to engineering and the latest advanced techniques adopted in the field. The conference, aimed at offering future platform for engineering in Sharjah, was organised under the profound vision of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and under the
   
AUS floats certificate in AI for Smart Cities
SHARJAH: With the creation of Smart Cities high on the UAE government’s agenda, a new course from the Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) will help executives apply the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to their Smart City projects. The Certificate in AI for Smart Cities is being delivered by CEPE in conjunction with the AUS College of Engineering’s Department
 
 
Global institutions join UAE initiative
HANOVER: The Mohammed Bin Rashid initiative for Global Prosperity has announced that eight UN-affiliated organisations and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have joined the global initiative. The initiative aims to build industrial innovators to support innovation. Further, the aim is also to set-up new partnerships and enhance collective work for the ultimate goal of achieving global prosperity. The announcement was made
   
Trio steal Dhs300,000 from workplace
DUBAI: The Public Prosecution in Dubai has accused three Asian nationals working for a company operating a chain of hypermarkets in the country, of stealing Dhs300,000 from its safe, as well as balance cards valued at Dhs90,000. Before the Prosecution, a company’s partner testified that on the day of the incident that dates back to Nov.18.2017, the partner found that the door’s locks were broken and so were two safes, which
 
 
Fujairah fishermen survive attacks in international waters
FUJAIRAH: A number of fishermen from Fujairah have survived an attempt of the pirates in international waters trying to captivate the formers’ boats, 45 miles offshore. Abdullah Yousef, one of the fishermen, who survived the attack said, “We were fishing on international waters in a group of eight fishing boats when we were attacked by an anonymous boat that carried no flags. There were four unveiled gunmen on that boat, who
   
Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital in RAK installs ‘ViewRay’ cancer device
RAS AL KHAIMAH: As part of the initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced the “ViewRay” device for treating cancer, which is the latest magnetic resonance imaging and radiation therapy technology that achieves the best results for cancer patients. The installation of the device is also part of the directives of His Highness
 
 
Little and literal stars: Winners of ‘Read, Dream, Create’ campaign feted
SHARJAH: The ‘Read, Dream, Create’ campaign, an initiative of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), has announced the highly anticipated results of its creative writing competition, during its participation at the 10th edition of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF). Launched during the campaign’s participation in the 9th SCRF in April, the contest aimed to nurture the talents of children aged 6-12 years and
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